Sports

Babe Ruth all-stars roll into N.E. finals

North Providence-Smithfield 15-year-olds shock defending champions in semifinals
The North Providence-Smithfield Babe Ruth League’s 15-year-old all-star team sent shockwaves through the New England Regional Tournament on Monday afternoon by stunning the tourney’s defending... more

Lincoln stays alive in state tournament

Victories over Middletown, Cranston Western set stage for finals against Warwick North
LINCOLN – After dropping its opening game of the double-elimination state tournament last Saturday morning in heartbreaking fashion – on a walkoff home run by a number nine batter – the Lincoln... more

Upper Deck repeats as regular-season champs, takes state tourney opener

PROVIDENCE – Less than a week after repeating as regular-season champions, the Upper Deck Post 86/14 baseball team went to work on defending its R.I. American Legion Senior Division championship by... more

Royals deal Rays first RBI defeat

Game-and-a-half separates top four teams in Junior Division
PAWTUCKET – The Royals’ pitchers kept the Rays’ batters off balance and off base for most of the night in their Junior Division showdown, and the Royals’ offense did just enough to help secure a 3-2... more

Navigant Post 85 exits state tourney early

Legion baseball team suffers losses to S.K. Post 39, Gershkoff/Auburn Post 20
PROVIDENCE – Navigant Post 85’s return to the state tournament after a season’s absence was not a long one. Less than 24 hours after suffering an 11-1 loss in its playoff opener to South Kingstown... more

Darlington American LL begins Andreozzi tourney

Twelve youth teams continue play this week at Slater Park
PAWTUCKET – Last Saturday was steamy and saw the temperature rise throughout the day, but that didn’t prevent the Darlington American Little League from opening its annual Christopher Andreozzi... more

Lincoln 9-10 all-star baseball team contests Coventry National in Thursday’s state finals

PAWTUCKET – The Lincoln Little League Major Division ages 9-10 all-star team earned the right to compete for its second state title in the last three seasons on Tuesday night by rolling to a 9-1 win... more

Nationals rally past Marlins for RBI victory

Four-time defending champions move one game out of first place in Junior Division
PAWTUCKET – The Nationals regained the lead in the fourth inning and never looked back as they overtook the Marlins, 6-3, in the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI Baseball League’s Junior... more

Glocester takes quick exit from state tourney

Two-time District IV champions surrender 28 runs in two losses
PAWTUCKET – Despite scoring 17 runs in two games, the Glocester Little League’s Junior Division All-Star team was unable to win a game in the double-elimination state tournament that began last... more

Collette Vacations wins Legion state tournament opener

PROVIDENCE – Armani Henderson produced two doubles, a home run, and three runs batted in and three pitchers combined on a seven-hitter to help lead 6th-seeded Collette Vacations Post 10 to a 6-3 win... more

Cumberland’s Coppolino wins Hammer-Rama title

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Recent Cumberland High graduate Mike Coppolino captured the 12-pound boys’ hammer championship at the annual ‘Hammer-Rama’ event that took place on July 18 at the Curtis Corner... more

Cumberland 9-10 softball team wins once, loses twice in state tournament

WARWICK – After buzzing through its competition in the District IV tourney, the Cumberland Major Division ages 9-10 all-star softball team ran into two formidable opponents in the double-elimination... more

Ponaganset’s Rao captures first place at ‘Hammer-Rama’

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Ponaganset High junior-to-be Gianna Rao took first place in the nine-pound hammer throw with a toss of 161 feet, 11 inches at the ‘Hammer-Rama’ event that took place on July 18 at... more